Listen of the Week: CHVRCHES

Every Open Eye by CHVRCHES

The record feels like the kind a band releases just before it takes off. If Every Open Eyes turns out to be Chvrches’ breakthrough album, no one should be surprised.

http://www.avclub.com/review/chvrches-poised-big-things-its-excellent-2nd-album-225523

This record hits every bit of my synth-loving, pop-hooking heart.

There are so many good albums out this week. Something for everyone. Go listen to some music, dammit!

Listen of the Week: CHVRCHES

Friday Fun Facts: Echo (R. Kelly)

Did ya know…?

“Echo” is the third official single from American R&B singer R. Kelly’s 2009 album, Untitled.
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official single from American R&B singer R. Kelly’s 2009 album, Untitled.
R&B singer R. Kelly’s 2009 album, Untitled.
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…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Echo (R. Kelly)

Upcoming Readings

National Beat Poetry Fest @ Prospero’s Books
Saturday, September 26 | 2 p.m.
National Beat Poetry Fest – KC

Artspeak Radio Interview @ 90.1 KKFI
Wednesday, September 30 | 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. Central Standard Time
Artspeak Radio

You can stream the above if you have any interest in having me live inside your sweet, tender earholes for 15 minutes or so on the 30th.

Upcoming Readings

Friday Fun Facts: Bertoni’s antbird

Did ya know?…

The Bertoni’s antbird (Drymophila rubricollis) is a species of bird in the Thamnophilidae family. It is found in Atlantic Forest in south-eastern Brazil, eastern Paraguay and far north-eastern Argentina (Misiones). The Bertoni’s antbird is named so because it is a giant ant with purple and red feathered wings; a very unique species indeed. Bertoni’s antbirds live in massive tree-top colonies where they huddle together around their queen. The largest known Bertoni’s antbird huddle was discovered in 2004, just west of Puerto Leda, Paraguay. The huddle contained 5,532 Bertoni’s antbirds spread across 37 trees. The Bertoni’s antbirds had been terrorizing the local village’s children and goats so the villagers drew lots to see who had to go chop the trees down and force the Bertoni’s antbirds to leave their ancestral homes and way of life. That was a long day for the villagers but they felt much better once the Bertoni’s antbirds were no longer around so it was worth their efforts.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Bertoni’s antbird

SUNDAY, SEPT 27th, KCK: . . . LITERARY SALON #3 “HOW TO FLIP A MYTH AND LIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT”

3-5pm
731 Minnesota Ave., 66101

Featured readers:

Annie Raab (http://annieraab.com)
Jeanette Powers (http://www.jeanettepowers.com/)
Adam “Bucho” Rodenberger (http://triphoprisy.blogspot.com/)

Come listen, talk, have a beer, talk some more. Make a friend. Fall in love. Read a poem. Take off your clothes. See God. Be God. Be good. Anything can happen, party people.

Hosted by my monkey ass.

SUNDAY, SEPT 27th, KCK: . . . LITERARY SALON #3 “HOW TO FLIP A MYTH AND LIVE TO TELL ABOUT IT”